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AT THE OPERA…

“Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.” ― Giacomo Puccini At the Opera Gaston La Touche – Date unknown

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HENRI MATISSE ~MUSIC

Henri Matisse – Music, 1907

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GLENN GOULD ~ ON BEING AN ARTIST

“If an artist wants to use his mind for creative work, cutting oneself off from society is a necessary thing” ― Glenn Gould

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MUSIC AND SILENCE

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ― Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays Musicienne du Silence Arthur Hacker – 1900

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IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE…

William A. Breakspeare (c 1855-1914) If Music be the Food of Love If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.” William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

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W.H. AUDEN ~ DANCE, DANCE, DANCE TILL YOU DROP

James Abbot McNeill Whistler  (1894-1903) A Dancing woman in a Pink robe, seen from the back Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop. ~W.H. Auden “I love to dance, it does not matter if it is a Tango, a Foxtrot, a Samba or a Jive, just like to move my body on the rhythm of music…I just can not sit still. Other people get their kick out of shopping, playing Foxy Bingo, or singing. But as for me, dancing is my...

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IGOR STRAVINSKY ~ GREAT ARTISTS

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal. Igor Stravinsky

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IRENE NEMIROVSKY ~ ON MUSIC

“…for music alone can abolish differences of language or culture between two people and invoke something indestructible within them.” Irene Nemirovsky ― Suite Francaise 

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ANAIS NIN ~ ON MUSIC

“Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.” ~Anais Nin Photos by Peter and Alice Gowland

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VICTOR HUGO ~ THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. “ ~Victor Hugo

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